• Battle of the Broom

  • Location:

    County Road 143
    Hawick, MN

What is believed to be one of the last pitched battles between the Ojibwe and Dakota ended near this marker about 1860. Some Dakota hunters found a party of Ojibwe encroaching on Dakota grounds. They attacked, killing several Ojibwe and driving the rest to a settler’s house. The settler’s wife was able to drive the Dakota away with her broom, since they wanted no trouble with the settlers.

Where: This marker is located northeast of Hawick on 160th St. NE.